May 20th, 2008
09:30 AM ET
14 years ago

Clinton fights on, Obama returns to Iowa

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.l.cnn.net/cnn/2008/POLITICS/05/20/primary.wrap/art.split.candidates.ap.jpg caption=" Obama campaigned in Montana Monday while Clinton campaigned in Kentucky the day before the state's primary."]
(CNN) - It's all about location, location, location.

Sen. Hillary Clinton will spend Tuesday night in Kentucky to celebrate what's expected to be a big win in that state's primary. But Sen. Barack Obama won't be in Oregon, even though he's favored to win that state's contest Tuesday.

The Illinois senator will appear at a rally in Iowa, where he kicked off the primary season with a January 3 caucus win - a victory that helped propel him to Democratic front-runner status.

Iowa is also a swing state - one President Bush won by just 10,000 votes in 2004, and one the Democrats would love to win this November.

Obama told reporters Sunday that visiting Iowa "was a terrific way to kind of bring things full circle."

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soundoff (435 Responses)
  1. Independent99999

    Hillary's Math is Hiarious. She is like a 5 year old pampered kid who must always win. With the kind of math Hillary puts out, she will make us all BANKRUPT and then claim that she made all of us BILLIONS of dollars of wealth.

    May 20, 2008 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  2. It's all in the manipulation........

    If all votes are counted, Clinton is ahead in popular vote.

    Of the states that Clinton has won, they represent that she is ahead in electoral college votes.

    Oregonians, wake up – Obama has left you in the dust with little regard and an expected win. Go with a winner, go with Clinton!

    May 20, 2008 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  3. Tony C. - DC

    Out of the two stooges we have to choose from, Hillary is the only one to beat McCain in November. If the Dems. and the "super"delegates can't FINALLY see that after the last 8 horrific years, then we deserve to lose AGAIN!

    We may never be this close to taking the White House and Congress with such ease, but some people just NEVER GET IT!

    May 20, 2008 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  4. Randy M

    Hillary is just another punch drunk fighter who keeps swinging after the bell. She has become so irrelevant in the last week. Even Senator Byrd D-WV, endorsed Obama after her "huge" victory in his state. When will she figure out her fuzzy math isn't going to work and IF she had any shot at VP, she's throwing that out the window too.

    The only thing I regret about Clinton losing this primary is we have to keep her as a Senator here in NY....uuuuggghhhhhh!!!!!!!

    May 20, 2008 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  5. Dee

    Senator Obama must refrain from appearing haughty tonight to those who support Senator Clinton as well as the Senator who continues on her race to the White House. I am still confused to how someone who lived briefly on food stamps who is being rejected by people who, too, have had or has this experience. Sometimes the media I think decide the rules and we follow their lead.
    This is crazy dumb. Senator Clinton is the candidate of what people. How. Applachian people do not condone men running and the women can not possibly want their daughters to be Mrs. Clinton and watch many dollars go to other women because of her husband's mess ups.
    I think that is why her husband works so hard for her – his mess ups and his encouraging his wife to vote for the war. Had she followed her mind set- Senator Obama might not had had a strong case for his candidancy. However actually she should had ran four years ago.
    I hope she works diligently to get Senator Obama in to The White House and after his eight she runs again with all of our blessings and support. We will be obligated to her for her support to the party and the President.

    May 20, 2008 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  6. Karen

    To all the Hillary Supporter who say they won't vote for Obama:

    What bothers me is that you speak as if Obama stole the nomination from Hillary Clinton. He's winning, fair and square.
    Why can't you acccept that. Why are you hating him because he is winning. He's winning according to the rules. Fairly!

    His policies are almost the same as Hillary's. Sooo, why won't you vote for Obama? Why are you so angry with Obama?

    He has only campaigned fairly and if he is the nominee, he has every right to compete for the Presidency. He has won that right.

    Hillary can keep saying, I'm the most electable, but it doesn't matter, Obama has won the right to compete against McCain. No one should be allowed to take that away. Win or lose in November, Obama has won the right to compete for the Presidency.

    The rules say the one with 2025 delegates are the nominee. The United States is a competitive society. There is always a winner and loser.

    I think you should all tell you kids and their baseball, football, soccer, gymnastics, bowling teams, etc, etc, that, if society thinks that they aren't good enough to beat the other league in their superbowls and world series, then they don't deserve to compete even though they won all season. Because, this is what you're telling Obama!

    Don't be sore losers. This is all too serious!!!!!

    May 20, 2008 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  7. Tony C. - DC

    If Obama is the nominee, say hello to President McBush for the next four years.

    May 20, 2008 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  8. Johnny McCain

    Who are the people still funding Hillary's campaign? Steer them to me as I have this great bridge for sale in Brooklyn. Maybe some Florigan swamp land to go with it? You Clintonians keep squawking and spending because every dollar you spend, every hate filled word you spew turns into votes for me!!

    Johnny McCain '08!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 20, 2008 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  9. Maksim Tsionskiy

    IF YOU REALLY WANT CHANGE IN COUNTRY AND NOT BUSH 3RD TERM VOTE DEMOCRAT, DON'T MATTER WHO IS NOMINEE, WE CAN 'T AFFORD ANOTHER 4 YEARS OF BUSH. IF YOU REALLY CARE ABOUT COUNTRY YOU VOTE DEMOCRATIC.

    May 20, 2008 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  10. LB

    Why is Clinton still trying to divide the dem party? Obama is going to Florida next week to try and unite them. Clinton plans on going there too. Why would she want to do this knowing it will only make a bigger divide. Does she secretly want McCain to win in Nov.?

    May 20, 2008 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  11. kim

    Obama is such a disrespect to woman. Im speaking for a group of people in los angeles california. Who plan on either voting for Mc Cain or Clinton, or doing a write in ballot with H.R.C on it. It's not a threat. She is the best on the list ..

    May 20, 2008 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  12. Marie-Lynn

    CNN you must adjust the card for Obama. He got more delegates that is show on your political site..

    May 20, 2008 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  13. george bush

    there will be no "healing" of the democratic party to propel obama bin laden into the white house. i am a yellow dog democrat and come from a lomg line of them. obama bin laden is destroying the democratic party. i will never vote democratic again should the republicans succeed in getting him nominated. goodbye democrats turn out the light the party is over.

    May 20, 2008 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  14. Southern Girl

    Unite and support the winning nominee and unify the democratic party for the november election…...yeaaa righttttt hillary..

    Because of you a lot of democratic are talking about voting for another republican or not voting......

    mission accomplish lady all about self;
    ......just like you agreed to not include the two states who broke the rules, but now you got them thinking you really care about their vote….guess BY your history no one should be surprised at your way of getting things your way or no way.
    ...... you voted for the war, but now if you are president you will bring them home….master of fooling people when only they are needed for you and bill needs
    ....if we lose in november you stole the chance for us as true democrats a chance to have a democratic to be our president
    …how do you sleep at night…or should I say what are you going to say when the phone rings at 3 am, and the presidents draft our daughters between the age of 18 – 35, to finish the fight our sons died in for the next 100 years?
    …your voters in the two states that you cared nothing about as voters, and when you needed their numbers for votes all of a sudden they are important.
    …making them think that you were unfairly done wrong by the dnc party, when those voters should honestly feel you and their representative of those states cared nothing about them then and not now, you sold them out because you thought you was going to s.

    I had respect for you until it was shown you are not the person you proclaim to be...........

    May 20, 2008 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  15. Kiki in DC

    I am trying to figure out why people keep saying Obama don't have any Experience. When bush became president he did not have any Experience, however he was given 4 more yrs and look what he has done. So don't tell me about Experience, Now let compare Expericence to non Experience. Look at what bush did with Experience how can someone without Experience trump someone with Experience.

    Bottom Line No Candiates that are running have experience when you become the President of United States it is on job training. No one can prepare for that job.

    I have a question for all you DIE HARD Hillary supporters did you donate to her campaign?? If so she would not have to give her own campaign 6.4 millon. Instead of blogging hateful words towards Obama and his supporters. Help you Bilary out in the money department that is about all you can do at this point.

    May 20, 2008 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  16. Caroline

    Gees that's one haggard-looking woman.

    Get some sleep, Hillary. Barack'll take it from here.

    May 20, 2008 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  17. ANGEL in NV

    obama/clinton

    May 20, 2008 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  18. The Anti-Hillary

    People like Phyllis/ PA represent part of the problem: women think that they have that whole sisterhood thing locked down. They vote with their panties instead of their brains. If any of you Clintonistas who wear bras would think for a second, you'd realize this chick sent your kids, your grandkids, your neighbor's kids to war!! They come back in bodybags and you're still willing to vote for her idiocy? That's why there will never be a woman president. Instead of seeing things as business, you take things WAYYY too personally.

    GO OBAMA '08!!

    May 20, 2008 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  19. Phil

    Christine, I think the more vindictive among you are a somewhat marginalized group. Whatever happens happens, and Democracy will prevail in the end.

    May 20, 2008 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  20. victor

    all hillary supporters who say they wud vote for McCain , dont whine afterwards about high food prices , high gas prices and when your sons and daughters will have to join the army and bundled off to Iraq just to pay for college , McCain is another George Bush and like him he is also an "experienced IDIOT"

    May 20, 2008 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  21. Huynh Van

    I think Sen Hillary Clinton will do better than Sen Obama because She has Mr Bill Clinton to help her. Bill Clinton was a good president during his term of presidency.

    May 20, 2008 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  22. E. POWELL I MD, E POWELL MD II & ER. POWELL MD

    GIVE HRC CREDIT. WE HAVE AN OLD SAYING DOWN HERE IN THE OLD SOUTH/NEW SOUTH -- GIVE CREDIT WHEN IT IS DUE, BUT, BE CAREFUL OF WHO YOU ARE GIVING IT TO". AS FAR AS HRC, TIME WILL TELL WHETHER SHE HAS EARNED ALL THE CREDIT THAT PEOPLE ARE GIVING HER FOR BEING A "FIGHTER'. HER ACTIONS AS BEING A LOSER WILL MOST CERTAINLY HAVE THE MOST LASTING EFFECTS ON HER CHARACTER THAN HOW MUCH OF A FIGHTER SHE REALLY IS. TO WIN MANY BATTLES AND LOSE
    THE WAR IS ONE THING, BUT, IN LOSING THE WAR WITH CHARACTER HAS THE LASTING EFFECT WITH THE PEOPLE.

    May 20, 2008 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  23. maya

    Headline in newspaper:
    Hanford Question Stumps Obama

    Says it all. Apparently, though he was stumping in neighboring Oregon and WA state has already voted--Mr Obama knows NOTHING about THE NATION'S MOST CONTIMINATED NUCLEAR AREA!!

    This is such a disgrace. Obama is such a weak media created candidate, empty suit.

    May 20, 2008 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  24. Democrat in Des Moines

    Mike from Westchester:

    Your approach is flawed. The American people had the opinion at one time that George Bush had a likeable personality. That doesn't make him a great president, does it?

    May 20, 2008 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  25. Robert in Toronto,ON

    To onelessvoteforObama and every other woman not voting for Obama because he is 'sexist'....

    First of all, if Barack Obama was sexist...how do you explain his relationship with Michelle? Do you ever hear him demeaning her? No. You hear him telling the Tennesse GOP to "lay off his wife". To call Obama sexist absolutely ridiculous.

    And secondly, if you thinkby voting for McCain you're doing Hillary Clinton some justice against the unfair media, go ahead and do some research on John McCain and his questionable track record with women.
    – how about voting AGAINST women getting pay raises?
    – how about making abortions ILLEGAL
    – how about calling his own wife derogatory remarks (like c***) IN PUBLIC

    ....you want to vote for THAT GUY? REALLY? OK. Enjoy setting back women's movements about 50 years by trying to put him back in office.

    May 20, 2008 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
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